1 person taken to the hospital, residents, pets rescued during apartment complex fire in northwest Amarillo

VIDEO: 1 person taken to the hospital, residents, pets rescued during apartment complex fire in northwest Amarillo

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The cause of a fire that happened early this morning at an Amarillo apartment complex is under investigation.

Around 5:11 a.m., the Amarillo Fire Department was called toe the Little Armadillo Apartments at 1524 Bell Street.

Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the second and third stories of the building.

Due to the fire inside of the hallway and stairwell, several residents and some pets were trapped in the building.

The Amarillo Police Department instructed those residents to remain in place, and the Amarillo Fire Department performed ladder rescues of the people who were trapped.

One person was taken to a local hospital for smoke inhalation, and they have since been released.

The fire was considered under control by 6:15 a.m.

At this time, the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Officials estimate the fire caused around $190,000 worth of damage to the building.

Multiple residents have been displaced due to the fire. The American Red Cross is working with the apartment manager to provide those residents with temporary shelter.

AFD is on scene of a structure fire at an apartment complex in north Amarillo. (Source: KFDA)
AFD is on scene of a structure fire at an apartment complex in north Amarillo. (Source: KFDA) (Source: KFDA)
AFD is on scene of a structure fire at an apartment complex in north Amarillo. (Source: KFDA)
AFD is on scene of a structure fire at an apartment complex in north Amarillo. (Source: KFDA) (Source: KFDA)

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